Jake Paul is tired of waiting for Tommy Fury to sign for a fight against him in August.
The YouTube star turned boxer took to Twitter on Wednesday to deliver an ultimatum to Fury after negotiations apparently stalled to book the match for a proposed date August 6 with an event scheduled for Madison Square Garden in New York City.
“Tommy Fury, you retired last year,” Paul wrote. “So you’re okay with beating me now but your dad is still trying to get you out?”
“We gave you everything you asked for – a $2 million purse, VADA tests, tampons. You have 24 hours to clear this up or I will never give you that opportunity again.
Tommy Fury, you retired last year. So you’re okay with beating me now but your dad is still trying to get you out?
We gave you everything you asked for
$2 million scholarship ✅
VADA test ✅
You have 24 hours to clarify this or I will never give you this opportunity again.
—Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 22, 2022
All signs have been pointing to Paul versus Fury for some time now after the Ohio native teased his return to action in August.
Paul was originally scheduled to face Fury last December, but the British boxer and reality TV star was sent off due to injury. Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley replaced Fury and he eventually suffered a brutal sixth-round knockout loss to Paul.
Fury ended up booking a different match in April where he went 8-0 in his career with a decisive win over Daniel Bocianski in a largely uneventful six-round bout that served as part of the undercard of his older brother Tyson Fury’s fight with Dillian Whyte. .
Paul continued his rant in a separate post where he explained that he was told that Fury would not be traveling to the United States for a fight without his father, John Fury, in his corner. According to Paul, a press conference to officially announce the fight was scheduled for next week, which only added to his frustration with the delays in signing the fight.
“What’s the excuse?” “Oh I can’t come and I can’t because my dad can’t be there with me during the fight,” Paul said on Twitter. “Tommy, your father has been banned from the United States for 15 years. You always knew it. He’s a criminal. He is not allowed to enter. When you fought Anthony Taylor in Cleveland, nor Tyson [Fury] or your father was there with you when you started in the United States. Now all of a sudden you need your team with you? It does not mean anything.
“You’re scared. You pretend to be a professional boxer but you don’t want to fight with me? Who have you talked so much about? Who you say you’re going to turn on? Who you say I’m nothing compared to you? Where is all the talk now, Tommy? You’re an atypical professional boxer who doesn’t want this fucking fight to happen. This is the greatest opportunity of your fucking life and you’re fumbling for the f*** bag yet again. *** and I can’t believe how stupid you are f ******.
For his part, Fury has taken up the challenge but it is not yet known if a deal has been signed.
Even though Paul is preparing for a boxing match against Fury, he also recently teased his interest in a fight against Nate Diaz, who is desperately trying to finish his UFC contract with only one fight left on his contract.
Based on the buzz around this potential matchup, betting takers Sportsbetting.ag have actually posted odds on a fight between Diaz and Paul.
As it stands, Diaz would open as a heavy favorite at -210 with Paul as the underdog at +170.
It remains to be seen if this fight will actually materialize in 2022, especially as Diaz continues to wait for the UFC to rebook him so he can complete his contract.
When it comes to the Fury fight, Paul seems adamant that he’s done waiting and he hopes to reach some sort of resolution as soon as possible to get that deal done for August 6th.